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The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Adventure Stories Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Special 15th Anniversary Edition.  If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time.  Julia really is a past-master of rhyme whilst Axel’s illustrations complement the text quite brilliantly.

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The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition Synopsis

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Also available in board book format with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition features the classic story alongside never-before-seen drawings from Axel Scheffler's sketchbook, a letter from Julia Donaldson, and a shiny foil cover.

The Snail and the Whale 15th Anniversary Edition Press Reviews

Deeply satisfying  Daily Mail

Lashings of colourful comedy  The Times

A joy to read aloud   Guardian

Bold and brilliant, wise and wacky  The Times

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ISBN: 9781509878826
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509878826
Publication date: 28th June 2018
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 36 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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